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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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Calif. suspect fleeing traffic stop strikes cop, gets shot

Other officers at the scene fired at the suspect vehicle as it smashed into several parked police motorcycles.

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Calif. suspect fleeing traffic stop strikes cop, gets shot

Other officers at the scene fired at the suspect vehicle as it smashed into several parked police motorcycles - Full Story

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Calls for oversight renewed after fatality in Calif. hostage standoff

Mistaken killing of a man has sparked new debate over how much authority the department's independent inspector general should have in investigations - Full Story

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Minn. police kill carjacking suspect who opened fire

Man was shot and killed after he fired at St. Paul police officers who pulled him over on suspicion of carjacking Sunday.

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Minn. police kill carjacking suspect who opened fire

Man was shot and killed after he fired at St. Paul police officers who pulled him over on suspicion of carjacking Sunday - Full Story

Columns

Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review

The findings of a new study, obtained under stressful but nonthreatening laboratory conditions, comprise a starting point for understanding the human dynamics involved in promptly concluding a shooting episode - Full Story

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Trending topics: When a takedown needs a TASER

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five videos... - Full Story

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Utah officer cleared after fatally shooting dog

Chief announced Friday that the panel found Detective Brett Olsen "acted within policy" when he shot the dog during a search for a missing 3-year-old - Full Story

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Bystander killed in Calif. standoff

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee - Full Story

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Medical examiner: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

Medical examiner: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

The finding increases the likelihood that the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine whether officers involved in the confrontation will face criminal charges - Full Story



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